Board of Management and Standing Committees

The Downtown Rideau Board of Management consists of volunteers from the B.I.A. business community and area stakeholders representing a variety of properties, tenants and interests including the municipal ward Councillor for the B.I.A. area:

Executive Board

  • Donna Holtom, Chair — Owner, Santé Restaurant and Holtz Spa
  • Cindy Van Buskirk, Vice Chair — General Manager, CF Rideau Centre
  • Nina Iouguina, Treasurer — Manager, Avant-Garde Bar
  • Mathieu Fleury, Municipal Councillor, Ward 12 (ex-officio)
  • Alexandra Badzak, Chair, Marketing & Tourism Committee — Director & CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Elie Dagher  — Owner, Waller St. Brewing
  • Kevin Jackson — Owner, Giant Tiger George Street
  • Deneen Perrin, Director Public Relations, Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel
  • Hector Reynoso, General Manager, Royal Bank
  • Christine Rose, General Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  • Peter Tilley, Executive Director, Ottawa Mission
  • Randy Trogler, GM, Nordstrom Ottawa
  • Patricia Aramouni, Owner, Fancy Sox, CF Rideau Centre

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Clean & Safe Committee

  • Gordon Robinson, Superintendent, Transit Special Constable Services,  OC Transpo
  • Greg Ouellet – Security Manager, CF Cadillac Fairview
  • Monique Lachapelle, Portfolio Manager, Arts Court, City of Ottawa
  • Cornelia Duck, Resident, 700 Sussex Drive
  • Ronald Rioux, 200 Rideau Claridge Condos
  • Guy Schryburt, Markets Management Lead Officer, City of Ottawa
  • Daniel Bissonnette, City of Ottawa, Bylaw Enforcement Supervisor
  • Jen Crawford, Executive Director, Anglican Social Services, Centre 454
  • Brian Kennedy, Asset Protection Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  • Cst. Sebastien Lemay, Community Safety Services, Ottawa Police Service
  • Pierre-Luc Denis, Senior Conservation Officer, National Capital Commission
  • Nelson Gagnon, Chief, Corporate Security, National Capital Commission
  • Evan Lloyd, Public Space Operations Manager, Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

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Marketing & Tourism Committee

  • Alexandra Badzak, Committee Chair, Director & CEO, Ottawa Art GallerY
  • Lindsay Obryan, Marketing Assistant, CF Rideau Centre
  • Chloé Saint-Denis, Associate Marketing Officer, National Arts Centre Orchestra
  • Kayla Bohmer, Restaurant Manager, The Albion Rooms
  • Eric Dionne, Owner, Top of the World
  • Kimberly McCarthy-Kearney, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Ottawa Fringe Festival
  • Sarah Chown, Partner, Metropolitain Brasserie
  • Tracey Parslow, Director of Sales & Marketing, Novotel Hotel
  • Chaela Kindness, Marketing & Communications Manager, Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

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As a member and participant of numerous local groups, the Downtown Rideau BIA works with other organizations to voice the concerns of business and the arts to our representatives at City Hall and other levels of government. Here is a few of these groups:


  • Ottawa Tourism — Member and Executive Director sits as a Membership Committee


  • Ottawa Council of BIAs — Member  18 BIAs


  • Ontario BIAs Association – Peggy DuCharme, board member


  • Downtowns Canada – national voice of BIAs — Peggy DuCharme, sits as Vice-Chair


  • IDA – International Downtowns Association – Peggy DuCharme sits as Board Member/Canadian Representative, Vice-Chair Canadian Issues Task Force, Chair Canadian Downtown Symposium and Member of the Membership Committee and Chair of the 2014 IDA Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Ottawa

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